Mavis M. Niebuhr, 85, of Gibbon died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center in Arlington.
Funeral service was Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Michael Gorte officiated.
Mavis Marie Hildebrandt was born December 25, 1922 in Sibley Township, Sibley County to Albert and Lydia (Glaske) Hildebrandt. She was united in marriage to Edwin Niebuhr on April 22, 1994 in Gaylord. They farmed in Moltke Township, Sibley County until she moved to Gibbon in 1996 and then to Arlington in 2001.
Mavis enjoyed helping on the farm, gardening and baking. She also loved spending time with her family.
Mavis is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Larry Wicks of Brentwood, Tennessee; sons and daughters-in-law, Everil and Geri Niebuhr of Richfield, Elver and Rhonda Niebuhr Gaylord, Mark and Elizabeth Niebuhr of Gibbon, Muril and Donna Mae Niebuhr of Zumbrota; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Elver and Betty Hildebrandt of Duluth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Niebuhr on September 4, 1978; one sister and two brothers.